One Traffic Stop can Result in Multiple DUI Charges

A Phoenix woman was recently arrested for three counts of aggravated DUI. What makes this story interesting is the fact that all three charges arose from the same incident.

In Arizona, you can get an aggravated DUI if you drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol if any of your passengers are under age fifteen. If you have two passengers in the car who are under fifteen years old, you will be arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. The woman in the above story had her three children in the car, all of whom were under age fifteen, so she was charged with three aggravated DUIs.

In Arizona, aggravated DUI due to having a child under fifteen years old in the vehicle is a class six felony. The penalties include mandatory jail time, at least $4,000 in fines, a revoked driver’s license, drug and alcohol treatment, and being required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle once your driving privileges are restored.

If the woman above had been alone in the vehicle when she was arrested, she would have been charged with a single count of DUI, extreme DUI, or super extreme DUI. All of these charges are misdemeanors.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Arizona, please contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.

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